Alaskan malamute dogs can be lots of fun inside the house but not when they start chewing on furniture. Read on and learn how to get around this problem as part of Alaskan malamute training.
Dogs chew and gnaw on a lot things for a variety of reason. Puppies and new dogs may do this because they are teething. They are exploring the new environment they live in. Alternately, your dog must be really bored is just looking to pass the time.
Monitor your dog closely and catch him red-handed. Be firm and let him know what he did was wrong. Dogs learn “in the moment” so this method works best. Teach him the acceptable behavior such as chewing on a toy.
If you are not around all the time, it is better to put your dog in a pen or outside the house. Do not leave him unattended for extended periods of time especially around highly-valuable furniture.
Give your dog something to chew on or better yet something different to do. Twigs and small branches from trees provide great distractions. Dogs just love to chew on wood. A large beef marrow should be enough to keep him busy.
You can also buy chew toys of varying designs from your local pet shop. Some even have the benefit of cleaning your dog’s teeth. Getting plenty of exercise should wear him out.
Chewing is a minor problem but one that can end up costing you a lot for repairs. Address this problem before it gets out of hand.